The Asian Boating Awards 2018, presented as part of the Singapore Yacht Show celebrations, saw a wide mix of regional and international brands being recognised. In the 14th edition of the awards, the winners included Gulf Craft, Aquila, Azimut, Sunreef, Benetti, Sunseeker, Princess, Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon, Ferretti, Sanlorenzo and Numarine to name a few.

The awards, which comprise 26 categories, attracted around 150 nominations covering the full spread of the Asian boating market. The winners were announced at a gala dinner held at ONE° 15 Marina and attended by over 300 industry professionals, sponsors and other associated parties.

The Asia Boating Awards showcase Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. This year, nomination criteria have been refined and new categories include Best Sportscruiser, Best Flybridge Yacht, Best Explorer Yacht and Best Recreational Boat.

The 2018 Asia Boating Awards winners are:

  • Flybridge Yacht (up to 55ft): Ferretti Yachts, FY550 restyling, Italy
  • Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft): Absolute Yachts, Absolute 58 Fly, Italy
  • Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft): Monte Carlo Yachts, MCY 96, Italy
  • Yacht Design Innovation: Sanlorenzo, 52 Steel Seven Sins, Italy
  • Sportscruiser (up to 55ft): Sunseeker, Predator 50, United Kingdom
  • Sportscruiser (above 55ft): Princess Yachts, V65, United Kingdom
  • Asian Yacht Builder: Gulf Craft, United Arab Emirates
  • Multihull Motor Yacht (up to 50ft): Aquila, Aquila 44, China
  • Multihull Motor Yacht (above 50ft): Lagoon, Seventy 8, France
  • Asian Built Yacht: Horizon Yachts, FD85, Taiwan, China
  • Explorer Yacht: Numarine, Numarine 32 Explorer, Turkey
  • Asian Yacht Club: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong, China
  • Brand Presence in Asia: Azimut Yachts
  • Recreational Boat (up to 45ft): Sunreef Yachts, 40 Open Sunreef Power, Poland
  • Multihull Sailing Yacht (up to 50ft): Fountaine Pajot, Saona 47, France
  • Multihull Sailing Yacht (above 50ft): Sunreef Yachts, Sunreef 88 Double Deck, Poland
  • Custom Built Yacht: Benetti, Seasense, Italy
  • Semi-Custom Built Yacht (above 120ft): Amels, Lili, The Netherlands
  • Asian Regatta: Rolex China Sea Race, Hong Kong, China
  • Asian Marina: ONE° 15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore
  • Asia-based Charter Company: Dunia Baru Adventures, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar
  • Monohull Sailing Yacht (up to 65ft): Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 440, France
  • Monohull Sailing Yacht (above 65ft): Solaris, 68, Italy
  • Best Asian Boat Show: Singapore Yacht Show
  • Best Brand Presence in China: Jeanneau
  • Personality of the Year: Gordon Hui, Chairman of Sunseeker, Hong Kong, China